The Chelsea midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko has completed a season-long loan move to Milan.

The deal for Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea from Monaco last summer for £39.7m, could be turned into a permanent move for a fee in the region of £35m.

The France international made 43 appearances for Chelsea last season, scoring three goals, and was in the starting XI for the 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea have signed the midfielders Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic this summer from Napoli and Real Madrid respectively. After a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace last season, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also expected to compete for a place in central midfield.

Milan, managed by the former Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, confirmed the deal on their website under the banner: “Another important signing in the club’s new era.”

Bakayoko will be presented on Friday and becomes Milan’s second loan signing of the summer following the arrival of Gonzalo Higuaín from Juventus.

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